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Despite departure of stars, IU ticket demand still sky high

December 2, 2013
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IU is the only program in the top five in terms of ticket prices on the secondary market that is not ranked in the top 20 in either the AP or USA Today poll.
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Big Ten basketball coaches pay hikes show no signs of slowing

January 30, 2013
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Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean got a $640,000 raise at the start of this season. Why did Crean get such a raise and who's due to get a huge raise following this Big Ten season? Read on to find out.
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IU followers could learn from Penn State players

July 26, 2012
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Penn State football players have quickly grasped a fundamental truth that will help put the school on the road to recovery. It took many IU followers years to figure it out. Some still haven't got it.
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Paterno's fall from grace provides valuable lesson

July 24, 2012
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Joe Paterno and other Penn State officials inflicted far more damage on the university than the NCAA by not telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. And by not telling it as soon as they knew it.
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Despite playoff, college football title still tarnished

June 27, 2012
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If college football truly wants to take all the tarnish off its national championship crown, it’s going to have to scrap the bowl system and construct a playoff that includes all the contenders. And even a few pretenders.
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Hummel's appeal uniquely universal

March 19, 2012
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Purdue's heart-breaking loss Sunday had more than followers of the black and gold crying. But wipe your tears. Robbie Hummel wouldn't want it any other way.
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Big Red propels Big Ten tourney to record attendance

March 12, 2012
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Though it's not entirely for the reason many would expect, higher attendance this year likely pushed the tournament's economic impact to new heights.
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Texas remains college football's financial No. 1

January 9, 2012
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While Alabama topped LSU for the BCS national football championship, the Longhorns have been crowned financial kings among college football's elite teams. Tide is No. 6 financially and LSU is No. 8, according to a new study.
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NCAA goes public with hoops tournament selection criteria

January 6, 2012
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NCAA officials are raising the curtain on the wizards making the selections and seedings for its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. But will that quash or fuel the debate over who gets in and who doesn't?
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New NCAA rule kills high school hoops games at Hinkle

December 29, 2011
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A new NCAA rule causes the cancellation of a six-game high school basketball event scheduled for Jan. 21 at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Organizers anticipated a crowd of more than 6,000 to attend the event.
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Indiana poised to become a basketball state once again

December 16, 2011
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With the Pacers and IU re-emerging as contenders and the Colts floundering, Indiana sports fans are primed to re-embrace their Hoosier hysteria roots. But what happens when Peyton Manning returns or Andrew Luck is drafted is anybody's guess.
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NCAA boss' remarks could rekindle debate on IU's phone call violations

December 7, 2011
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Under the new direction of NCAA President Mark Emmert, IU and Kelvin Sampson might have been spared the severe torching they endured in 2008.
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College football playoff may be closer than people think

December 6, 2011
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NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday that changes to the current BCS format are likely following the 2012-13 season.
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New NBA pact could kill NCAA's one-and-done dilemma

November 28, 2011
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College basketball may be one of the biggest benefactors of the soon-to-be ratified National Basketball Association labor settlement.
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Horizon League inks five-year deal with IMG

July 13, 2011
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The Indianapolis-based conference that includes Butler University signs an exclusive sponsorship and multi media deal with a seven-figure value.
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ESPN grinds ax against NCAA

March 21, 2011
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Sports cable network lets loose on NCAA about so-called poor decisions during this year's March Madness. Schools and college hoops fans get brought down in the crossfire.
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Jernstedt's curious exit from NCAA leads to high road

August 20, 2010
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It's not clear if the 38-year NCAA veteran was fired or resigned. What is clear is that Tom Jernstedt has many supporters and no plans to retire just yet.
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Big Ten athletic directors face difficult balancing act

June 14, 2010
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IU's Fred Glass and Purdue's Morgan Burke face serious challenges about where to allocate the money coming in from the expansion of the Big Ten Conference and its TV network.
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Butler's lofty goals may require jump to bigger conference

April 13, 2010
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The idea of Butler University joining the Big Ten once seemed laughable. But so did coming within a basket of beating Duke for the NCAA hoops title. Finances and desire for growth could force the Bulldogs to consider leaping from the Horizon League.
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Is Butler gambling with Stevens' contract extension?

April 9, 2010
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Butler trustees are entering a new ball game by escalating the pay of the school's men's basketball coach. But there's no guarantee the gamble will pay off.
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Gordon Hayward answer to Pacers' prayers

April 8, 2010
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If Butler sophomore Gordon Hayward declares himself eligible for this year's NBA draft, there are lots of reasons for the Pacers to take him with the No. 10 selection.
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Butler's Brad Stevens' success haunts IU

April 6, 2010
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Should IU have hired Butler basketball coach Brad Stevens two years ago? That's debatable, but the non-hiring of the young coaching gem is a sign of a bigger problem that has plagued the Hoosiers for more than a decade.
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Two more victories = $10M in Butler merchandise sales

April 2, 2010
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Butler University is bracing for a siege of publicity this weekend. The school's Web sites have been bolstered and retail shelves are being stocked. Already more than $1.7 million in Butler merchandise has been sold.
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Butler's Bannister chose to chase an impossible dream

April 1, 2010
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Butler's run to the Final Four has its roots in a decision two decades removed by a former school president and a group of trusting trustees who dared to believe the impossible was possible for the Bulldogs.
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March Madness expansion looking like a go for 2011

March 31, 2010
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The pendulum of support is swinging and the idea of expanding the men's NCAA basketball tournament from 65 to 96 teams is now gaining support from the Big Ten.
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  1. Only half a million TV Viewers? And thats an increase? I knew Indycar was struggling but I didn't know it was that bad. Hell, if NASCAR hits 5 Million viewers everyone starts freaking out saying its going down hill. It has a long way to before Indycar even hits NASCAR's bad days.

  2. IU has been talking that line for years with no real progress even with the last Dean, Dr. Brater. Why will an outsider, Dr. Hess, make a difference? With no proof of additional resources (cash in the bank), and a concrete plan to move an academic model that has been outdated for decades with a faculty complacent with tenure and inertia, I can count on IU to remain the same during the tenure of Dr. Hess. One ought to look to Purdue and Notre Dame for change and innovation. It is just too bad that both of those schools do not have their own medical school. Competition might wake up IU. My guess is, that even with those additions to our State, IU will remain in its own little world squandering our State's tax dollars. Why would any donor want to contribute to IU with its track record? What is its strategy to deal with the physician shortage for our State? New leadership will not be enough for us to expect any change.

  3. How do you think the Bridges got approved? I spent a couple days researching PAC's and individual contributions to some city council members during that time. My printouts were inches thick on the two I concentrated on. Finally gave up. Was disgusted with all the donations, and who they were from. Would have taken me days and days to compile a complete list. Tried to give it to the Star reporter, but he thought it was all just fine. (and apparently he was treated well himself) He ended up being laid off or fired though. And then of course, there was land donated to the dad's club, or city, as a partial payoff. All done in the shining example of "charity." No, none of these contributions are a coincidence.

  4. I agree what kind of help or if any will be there for Dr. Ley's patients. I was a patient myself.

  5. What about the hundreds of patients who sought this doctor for the right reasons, to quit drugs. what option do these patients now have, experience horrible withdrawl or return to heroin?? those are the choices. what about the children of these former addicts who's parent(s) WILL not b able to maintain their job, for @ least 2 weeks.. There needs to b an emergency clinic opened for these patients.

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